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Runner Caster Semenya showed up to race this week and the International Association of Athletics Federations wouldn't let her--when Semenya's only "crime" is that she may be intersex.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can moralize all he wants about the "educational mission" of the NCAA schools playing in March Madness--but no one is watching to learn about players' majors.

Nation sports writer Dave Zirin discusses what Tiger Woods's return to the Masters means for his image--and for the tournament.

The circumstances surrounding the death of Georgian luge slider Nodar Kumaritashvili expose the International Olympic Committee charter as a lie.

The thirty-second spots for chips, beer, babes and flatulent slackers star in the big game.

The Tim Tebow commercial is no departure at all for viewers of the big game.

If not for the incessant backlash against NBA players, the all-white All-American Basketball Alliance would never have gotten off the ground.

The Supreme Court will soon tell the NFL whether it can knock out competition by cutting deals as a single entity.

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.

Blogs

It would bring vengeance without justice.

July 15, 2012

Penn State University and the legacy of Coach Joe Paterno have been destroyed by Louis Freeh’s report.

July 12, 2012

Serena Williams’s victory at Wimbledon, as well as the questions she had to answer, was a reminder about the importance of Title IX.

July 9, 2012

Will this bravest of athletes continue to speak out now that he's playing for Kobe Bryant’s Lakers? 

July 5, 2012

It might be hard to see a trade union hero in quarterback Drew Brees. But it shouldn’t be. 

July 1, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett still has questions to answer about his role in the slow-motion investigation and prosecution of Penn State University’s Jerry Sandusky.

June 25, 2012

The Department of Justice spent $2 to 3 million prosecuting Roger Clemens. Why?

June 20, 2012

After imprisoning him without charges for three years, Israel is releasing the member of the Palestinian National Team.

June 18, 2012

The 2012 NBA finals presents more than a match up of two young, exciting, athletic teams. They present a rooting political litmus test.

June 11, 2012

More than 2,000 former players claim the NFL concealed knowledge about the long-term damage caused by concussions. 

June 8, 2012